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The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference

The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference is a multi-stakeholder event aiming to co-create policies for sustainable prosperity in Europe. The organisers aim to redefine societal goals across the board, in order to move away from the harmful focus on the sole economic growth as the basis of our development model. Visit the website to rewatch the …
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News |

Debriefing of the April Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included important files from the FitFor55 Package (CBAM, ETS, SCF), the Deforestation regulation, Forever pollutants, EU-China relations and LGBTQ+ rights in Uganda, among others. Read more.
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European Parliament approves regulation protecting forests

The European Parliament has approved the Deforestation regulation, which requires companies to ensure that their products sold in the EU are deforestation-free. The regulation improves the initial Commission proposal by widening the scope to additional products, something the Greens/EFA group was instrumental in pushing for.
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Alternatives to the Use of Glyphosate

The Greens/EFA group invites you to a double panel discussion on the study Weed management - alternatives to the use of glyphosate, led by scientists members of the Pesticides Action Network. It will be hosted by MEP Sarah Wiener, Benoit Biteau, Tilly Metz and Martin Häusling, and DeWayne Lee Johnson as our special guest.
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European Parliament poised to recognize ecocide

On the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, the European Parliament recognises ‘ecocide’ as "any conduct causing severe and widespread, or severe and long-term, or severe and irreversible damage" to the environment, specifically addressing environmental damage resulting from armed conflicts, such as the destruction of forests.
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Position Paper |

A transition that works for all the people

A transition to ecological sustainability must go hand in hand with social justice. Our paper fleshes out how the ecological transition can be used to bring about social and economic justice and explains in detail which areas need change and what needs to be done. Read our position paper and executive summary here.
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The window is closing, but we can still stop global climate collapse

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) call for rapid action and drastic measures to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees in their latest report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees. Bas Eickhout and Pär Holmgren comment.
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News |

Debriefing of the March I Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, regulation for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, right for an adequate minimum income, EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, among others.
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Opinion |

Bring back nature: why we need a strong EU nature restoration law

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg Jutta Paulus
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg & Jutta Paulus
The abundance and diversity of wildlife in the EU is shrinking at an alarming rate. An EU nature restoration law can help restore nature.
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European Parliament adopts binding targets to increase carbon sinks

As lead negotiators on LULUCF, the Greens/EFA managed to get Member States to agree to report on how they take into account the principle to “do no significant harm” when adopting reforms to reverse the current shrinkage of our natural land sinks.